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Policy Summary

Provides supplementary regulations to allow for urban agriculture uses in residential areas; specifically for keeping of chickens, ducks, pigeons, and pheasants (up to 4 birds) on residential zoned parcels of 10,000 or more square feet; and community gardens for growing and selling plants/crops, with small structures also allowed.

Background Information

State Florida
Jurisdiction Name Newberry
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Unclear

"Urban agriculture may be applied to single family residential zoned districts to help create more sustainable and secure local food system by increasing opportunities to grow food." Sec. 4.2.38.

Environmental goal?
Unclear

Refers to "sustainable" food systems: "Urban agriculture may be applied to single family residential zoned districts to help create more sustainable and secure local food system by increasing opportunities to grow food." Sec. 4.2.38.

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Unclear

"These Land Development Regulations recognize the following different urban agriculture uses: Animal husbandry, community gardens." Sec. 4.2.38.

Includes definitions?
Unclear

See sections 4.2.38 (defining "urban agriculture"); 4.2.38.1 (animal husbandry); 4.2.38.6 (community garden). Art. 2 Sec. 2.1.

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

See Article 3, Administrative Mechanisms.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

"A fine imposed pursuant to this section shall not exceed $250.00 per day for a first violation and shall not exceed $500.00 per day for a repeat violation, and, in addition, may include all costs of repairs pursuant to section 15.4.1 above. However, if the code enforcement board finds the violation to be irreparable or irreversible in nature, it may impose a fine not to exceed $5,000.00 per violation." Article 15.4.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Appendix B-Land Development Regulations; Article 4-Zoning regulations; § 4.2.38-Urban Agriculture Supplementary Regulations. History: Ord. No. 16-12, § 5, adopted November 26, 2012.